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CBP is made up of individuals across a variety of backgrounds, experience and talent. Before you can become a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) employee, you must successfully pass a background investigation. If you are interested in a CBP Officer, Border Patrol Agent, or other law enforcement position, you must also pass a polygraph exam, physical fitness test, medical exam and more to ensure that you are mission-ready to join our team.

Explore the positions by component to find your best fit.

APPLICANT RESOURCES

 

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
The COVID-19 vaccination requirement for federal employees pursuant to Executive Order 14043 does not currently apply. Click here for more information.

 
U.S. Border Patrol
 

**Effective Immediately** Newly appointed Border Patrol Agents who meet the criteria defined 5 CFR 575.102 for new federal employees will be offered a $5,000 recruitment incentive upon successful completion of the academy. Additionally, new agents assigned to a hard-to-fill duty location will be eligible for an additional $5,000 recruitment incentive (for a total of $10,000). Hard-to-fill locations include: Sierra Blanca, Texas; Presidio, Texas; Sanderson, Texas; Rocksprings, Texas; Comstock, Texas; Lordsburg, N.M.; Freer, Texas; Hebbronville, Texas; Ajo, Ariz. will be eligible for an additional $5,000 recruitment incentive (for a total of $10,000). All incentive recipients will be required to sign a one year service agreement.

Applicants who have received a tentative offer of employment and are currently in the pre-employment process and have not entered on duty do not need to reapply to be eligible for the recruitment incentive.

 

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5K to 10K Recruitment Incentive
General Public
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Border Patrol Agent
5K to 10K Recruitment Incentive
General Public with 1+ Year of Law Enforcement Experience
(GL-9)
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Border Patrol Agent
5K to 10K Recruitment Incentive
Eligible Veterans
(GL-7)
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Border Patrol Agent
5K to 10K Recruitment Incentive
Eligible Veterans with 1+ Year of Law Enforcement Experience
(GL-9)
 
 

 

Video: Your Journey to Becoming a Border Patrol  Agent 
Description: The path to become a Border Patrol Agent includes several steps. Each step is necessary to make sure we are hiring people who are qualified and capable of doing this important work. This video includes what you need to know as you navigate the journey in becoming a Border Patrol Agent.

What needs to be on my resume? Border Patrol Agent Resume Aid
 
Office of Field Operations
 
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General Public
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Eligible Veterans
(GS-5/7)
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CBP Officer
Eligible Veterans with 1+ Year of Law Enforcement Experience
(GS-9)

 

Critical agency hiring needs for entry level CBP Officers currently include the following locations:

  • Douglas, Lukeville, and San Luis, AZ; Calexico, Otay Mesa, San Francisco, and San Ysidro, CA; Honolulu, HI; Calais, Coburn Gore, Houlton, Jackman, Madawaska, Van Buren, and Vanceboro, ME; Detroit, MI; Grand Portage, MN; Raymond and Sweetgrass, MT; Dunseith, Pembina, and Portal, ND; Champlain, NY; Laredo and Presidio, TX; Highgate Springs, VT; and Blaine, Oroville, and Sumas, WA.

Video: Your Journey to Becoming a Customs and Border Protection Officer
Description: The path to become a CBP Officer includes several steps. Each step is necessary to make sure we are hiring people who are qualified and capable of doing this important work. This video includes what you need to know as you navigate the journey in becoming a CBP Officer.


What do I qualify for?  CBP Officer Qualifications Aid

What needs to be on my resume?  CBP Officer Resume Aid
 
Air and Marine Operations
 
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Air Interdiction Agent
General Public
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Marine Interdiction Agent
General Public
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Office of Trade
 

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All Office of Trade job announcements are currently closed. Please continue to check back as new job announcements are always opening. Follow us on Twitter @CBPJobs.

 

 
Office of Professional Responsibility
 
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All Office of Professional Responsibility job announcements are currently closed. Please continue to check back as new job announcements are always opening. Follow us on Twitter @CBPJobs.


 

Other Career Opportunities
 

CBP posts all professional staff position openings on USAJOBS.gov.  We encourage you to check back often or follow us on Twitter @CBPJobs for the latest career opportunities.

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All Positions
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All Positions
Eligible Veterans

 

Last Modified: August 1, 2022